Digitise The Dawn

 Journal for Australian Women

"There has hitherto been no trumpet through which the concentrated voices of womankind could publish their grievances and their opinions."

Louisa Lawson

The Dawn: a Journal for Australian Women was conceived and published by Louisa Lawson from 1888 to 1905. The National Library of Australia has been working to get our newspapers online and publishing them at http://trove.nla.gov.au.

We did it

The hundredth anniversary of International Women's Day, 8th March 2011 was our goal date to reach the funding target of $7500.

We have surpassed that target.

Big support from Google Australia/NZ, the Chifley Research Centre and a shy private donor got us across the line joining other corporate donors, Calyx and Perl Training Australia.

Over 40 individuals also dug into their pockets to support the campaign to digitise Louisa Lawson's Journal for Australian Women. A special mention for Lana Brindley for rattling a cup at open day at the close of linux.conf.au and raising our first contribution of $660.50. I'll be in touch with all donors in the coming days to see if they wish to be publicly listed on this site as a supporter of the campaign.

On the line

Our campaign director, Donna Benjamin was interviewed by Marian Prickett for the Women On The Line community radio program. It will be broadcast on 3CR 855am at 8:30am AEDT Monday Morning.

The Women on the Line program has been running for over 20 years and is syndicated out to many community radio stations around Australia, and sometimes further afield. Donna was excited, and honoured to be asked to participate in this International Women's Day program with a special focus on women in technology.

Catch the broadcast, or listen to the stream online. Details on the websites below.